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    Making a Better Semiconductor

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the scientists…

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    Tracking Viral Parasites Cruising Our Waterways

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    For the first time, a Michigan State University professor has created a map of fecal viruses traveling  the world’s waterways using modeling methods designed to aid in assessing…

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    Microbes Could be Key for Better Yields, Stronger Plants

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    How can agriculture evolve to meet the demands of an increasing global population without compromising the integrity of the environment? Microbes just might be the answer. Michigan State…

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  • Structural Bioengineering of Photosynthesis

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Cheryl A. Kerfeld is the Hannah Distinguished Professor of Structural Bioengineering in the DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State…

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    Fingerprints Remain Accurate Over Time

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers,…

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Kelly Klump on the Science of Eating Disorders

Professor Kelly Klump

Eating disorders are extremely serious. They have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder and are associated with many medical problems and can lead to death. MSU Foundation…

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Nonprotein Found Essential to Several Enzymes

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

While examining the chemical reactions of bacterial cells in a lab at Michigan State University, researchers discovered a link between the field of inorganic chemistry and that of the…

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Perennial Biofuel Crops’ Water Consumption Similar to Corn

Monday, July 6, 2015

Converting large tracts of the Midwest’s marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water…

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Fewer Galaxies Than Initially Thought

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University. Over the years,…

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Social Networking Can Aid Complex Learning

Monday, June 29, 2015

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study,…


Justice System Chips Away at Women’s Rights

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Arrests of women increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, a…

The Future of Solar Energy is Clear

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Richard Lunt, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, has developed transparent solar concentrators that can be installed on nearly any transparent surface to discretely harvest solar energy, without…